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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Long-range Propagation, Interaction, and Dissipation of Small-Scale Gravity Waves in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere, Christopher J. Heale

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3D Simulation of the Velodyne HDL-32E Lidar Integrated with an Autonomous Marine Vehicle, Alecia A. Hurst

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Vision-Aided Navigation for GPS-Denied Environments Using Landmark Feature Identification, Tennyson Samuel John

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Exploration of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Integrated Design Methodology for Potential Application to a Wind Turbine Blade, Gaurav Kapoor

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Development of an Exteroceptive Sensor Suite on Unmanned Surface Vessels for Real-Time Classification of Navigational Markers, Christopher Lloyd Kennedy

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A Continuous/Discontinuous FE Method for the 3D Incompressible Flow Equations, Nikolaos Kyriazis

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Modeling Hydrodynamic Stability of Incline-Liquid Airblast Nozzle for Gas Turbine Combustion, Kevin Matiko

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To Study the Effect of Catalyst on the Physical Parameters of Carbon Spheres, Tejas Shailesh Mehta

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Free-Piston Stirling Convertor Model Development, Validation, and Analysis for Space Power Systems, Jonathan F. Metscher

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Bio-Inspired Mechanism for Aircraft Assessment Under Upset Conditions, Israel A. Moguel

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Fundamentals of Machine Design and Manufacturing: Design of a Compliant Winding Machine, Gazal Kaur Nagi

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Aerodynamic Study of Forces due to Wind Velocity and Angle of Attack on Parabolic Solar Troughs, Brian Northshield

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Energy Conservation By Intermittently Recirculating and Aerating an Aquaponics System with an Airlift, Bjorg Magnea Olafs

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Robust and Adaptive Nonlinear Control of Limit Cycle Oscillations in UAVs Using Synthetic Jet Actuators, Natalie Ramos Pedroza

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Design and Development of Scalable Solar Powered Water Purification Systems for Developing Nations, Shavin Pinto

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Design and Dynamic Analysis of a Variable-Sweep, Variable-Span Morphing UAV, Nirmit Prabhakar

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Ion-Cyclotron Resonance Heating of O+ in the Topside Ionosphere and Mapping Outflows to the Magnetosphere, Anthony W. Pritchard

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Winglet Performance Evaluation through the Vortex Lattice Method, Phil R. Rademacher

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Separation Bubbles and Vortex Formation in Cavity Flows, Kartheek Ravulapati

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Run-Time HEV Engine-Generator Power-Speed Optimization for Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reduction, Chester Paul Rowe II

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Inverse Volume-of-Fluid Meshless Method for Efficient Non-Destructive Thermographic Evaluation, Hussein Awad Kurdi Saad

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Flow Separation Control Using Synthetic Jets on a Flat Plate, Karunakaran Saambavi

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Design of a Lean Manufacturing System for the Production of Compliant Wind at Sparton Electronics, Arash Sabet-Rasekh

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A CFD Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Fluid Flow through an Impeller and Multi-Objective Design Optimization of a Centrifugal Pump, Mohammed Khammat Sagban

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Slosh Damping with Floating Magnetoactive Micro-Baffles, Vijay Santhanam

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Extreme Value Analysis of Rainfall Events Over the Kennedy Space, Adam David Schnapp

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Experimental Validation of a New Distributed Cooperative Control Algorithm for Multi-agent Systems with Switching Communication Topologies and Time-Delays, Junzhen Shao

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3D Aerodynamic Optimization of NREL VI Wind Turbine Blade for Increased Power Output and Visualization of Flow Characteristics, Tsewang Rabga Shrestha

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Performance Improvement through Velocity Triangle Optimization-Driven Redesign for Mitigating the Horseshoe Vortex in Axial Turbines, Vladislav Shulman

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Development, Analysis, and Comparison of Electromechanical Properties and Electrode Morphology of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites, Balaji Sivasubramanian

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A Comparative Study of the Low Speed Performance of Two Fixed Planforms versus a Variable Geometry Planform for a Supersonic Business Jet, Aaron C. Smelsky

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Axial Compressor Design with Counter-Rotation and Variable RPM for Stall Mitigation, Madhur Tiwari

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Characterization of Electron Number Density of Rocket Exhaust Plumes Through Microwave Transmissions, Jorge Torres

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Effect of Air Carrier Restructuring Strategies on Post-bankruptcy Performance, Harold Dale Townsend

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Unsteady Viscous Cavity Flow Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Chandramouli Vadlamudi

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Pathology and Motivation in Players of Grand Theft Auto IV, Christopher M. Via

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The Effects of Rewards on the Ability of an Autonomous UAV Controlled by a Reinforcement Learning Agent to Accomplish a Target Localization Task, Hemali Dinesh Virani

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Scalable, Solar Powered Membrane-Based Water Purification Systems for Community Development in Developing Countries, Yung Wong

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Incoherent Scatter Radar Observations of Dynamic Ion Composition Changes at High Latitudes during Geomagnetic Storms, Bryan C. Wright

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Reduction of Secondary Flow Losses in a Turbine for Use in Man-Portable Power Generation, Andrew J. Yatsko E.I.

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Relating Air Quality in the Work Environment to Occupational Health Disease, Hussien Awad Alumar

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The Effects of Aircraft Certification Rules on General Aviation Accidents, Carolina Lenz Anderson

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An Ergonomic Evaluation of Aircraft Pilot Seats, Yolanda Nicole Andrade

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Robust Image-Based Visual Servo Control of an Uncertain Missile Airframe, Murat Tunca Aygun

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Hydrodynamic Impact Analysis and Testing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Isabel Bird

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The Effects of Angle-of-Attack Indication on Aircraft Control in the Event of an Airspeed Indicator Malfunction, Claas Tido Boesser

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Analysis of Fatal General Aviation Accidents Occurring from Loss of Control on Approach and Landing, Brittnee Nicholle Branham

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Auroral Ion Upflows: Sources, High Altitude Dynamics, and Neutral Wind Effects, Meghan R. Burleigh

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Mapping Automotive Like Controls to a General Aviation Aircraft, Christopher G. Carvalho

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Geometric and Pattern Recognition Combined Algorithms Applied to Digital Image Processing in Aerial Search and Rescue Applications, Jamil Efren Anaguano Correa

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Comparison of Voice and Text ATC Communications in the Cockpit for ESL Pilots, Shannon Marie Cummings

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Estimation of Real-Time Runway Surface Contamination Using Flight Data Recorder Parameters, Donovan C. Curry

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A Novel Resistance Exercise Machine for Use in a Lower Body Negative Pressure Box to Counteract the Effects of Weightlessness, Christine M. Dailey

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Effective CFD Integration into Product Development and Validation of Wind Tunnel Data for Transonic Launch Vehicle, Miraj Mukesh Desai

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A Preliminary Study of Acoustic Prediction Technology Based on Detached Eddy Simulations for Supersonic Jets Impinging on Flat Plates, Yuvraj Dewan

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A Descriptive Analysis of Public Comments Submitted in Response to Notice of Proposed Rules on Air Carrier Pilot Qualification, Amy Chaffee Doolittle

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Mapping of the Quasi-periodic Oscillations at the Flank Magnetopause into the Ionosphere, Emily R. Dougal

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The Identification and Classification of Flow Disruptions in the Operating Room during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Open Hernia Repair Procedures, Sacha N. Duff

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Investigation of a Lagrangian-point Propellant Depot Rendezvous Approach for an Interplanetary Mission to Mars, Joshua W. Ehrlich

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Computing Radiation Exchange, Jonathan L. Nutzati Fontaine

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Investigation of Grid Adaptation to Reduce Computational Efforts for a 2-D Hydrogen-Fueled Dual-Mode Scramjet, Kam Keong Foo

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The Effects of Ethical Leadership and Organizational Safety Culture on Safety Outcomes, David Ronald Freiwald

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Investigation of Videogame Flow: Effects of Expertise and Challenge, Jolie G. Gascon

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Analyzing Communication Performance: A Comparison of Native-English Speakers and Non-Native English Speakers, Tami Marie Gibbs

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Moral Development in the Military: The Efficacy of ROTC Morality Training at the Sophomore Level, Paul A. Gillett

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Identification of Causal Paths and Prediction of Runway Incursion Risk using Bayesian Belief Networks, Benjamin Jeffry Goodheart

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The Effects of Acute Psychosocial Stress on Cognitive Performance, Anne I.S. Gray

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Estimating Cell Capacity for Multi-Cell Electrical Energy System, Iman Ahari Hashemi

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Controllability of Open Quantum Optical Systems: Photon Fock States in a Cavity, Byron Henry Lowry

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Dynamics and Control of Higher-order Nonholonomic Systems, Jaime Rubio Hervás

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Molecular Dynamics Model of Carbon Nanotubes in EPON 862/DETDA Polymer, Guttormur Arnar Ingvason

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A Naturalistic Study of Long-term Working Memory Capacity for Meaningful Visual and Auditory Stimuli, Joseph M. Jaworski

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Comparison of Three Angle of Attack (AOA) Indicators: A Usability Study, Camilo Jimenez

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Validation of New Technology using Legacy Metrics: Examination of Surf-IA Alerting for Runway Incursion Incidents, Robert Edward Joslin

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Spatial Cognition Differences between Men and Women in Spatial Cue Environments during Flight Simulation, Heidi Crystal Kim

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A 3-D Model of the Auroral Ionosphere, Yishi Lee

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Time Perception during Retrospective and Prospective Paradigms with a Distraction, Kristi L. Lontz

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Performance Analysis Of Non-Linear Adaptive Control Laws Using Hardware in the Loop of an Unmanned Aerial System, Brendon Lyons

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Attitude Dynamics of Debris Resulting From Upper Stage Fragmentation in Low Earth Orbit, Killian Marie

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Incorporating Industry Needs into the Development of an Undergraduate Degree in Commercial Space Operations, Yash Bipinchandra Mehta

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Orbital Debris Removal Technologies: A Hybrid Electrodynamic Tether and Ion Beam Shepherd Satellite Design for Fuel Efficient Contactless Debris Removal, Jorn Mumme

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Numerical Modeling of Anti-Icing Using an Array of Heated Synthetic Jets, Nikisha Maria Nagappan

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Observability and Confidence of Stability and Control Derivatives Determined in Real Time, Alfonso Noriega

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Creating Standards Compliant Biodiesel Production Capability Using Waste Peanut Oil at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jintana Nina Phanthanousy

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Nonlinear Control for Dual Quaternion Systems, William D. Price

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The Effects of Sensor Performance as Modeled by Signal Detection Theory on the Performance of Reinforcement Learning in a Target Acquisition Task, Nate Quirion

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Reduction of Near-Field Grating Lobes in Sparse Acoustic Phased Arrays, Dylan Rudolph

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Investigation into the Effects of Wire Mesh on Tensile and Impact Properties of Fiber Metal Laminates, Shivani A. Rudradat

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An Investigation to Advance the Technology Readiness Level of the Centaur Derived On-orbit Propellant Storage and Transfer System, Nathan L. Silvernail

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Personal Protective Clothing: Law Enforcement Officers’ Attitudes and Safety Behavior Assessments Toward High-Visibility Safety Apparel, So Young Song

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Development of a Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Test Laboratory, Bennet Samuel Soundarraj

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Pre-exposure Training as a Means to Reduce Vection Induced Symptoms of Motion Sickness, Nicholas James Stapleton

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Effects of Pack Weight on Endurance of Long-distance Hikers, Anthony T. Thomas

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Robust Control Methods for Nonlinear Systems with Uncertain Dynamics and Unknown Control Direction, Chau T. Ton

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Collaborative Audio Transcription and Repair as a Method for Novice Pilots to Learn Approach Briefing Crew Resource Management (CRM) Skills, William A. Tuccio Ph.D.

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Preliminary Design of Blade and Disc Fixing for Aerospace Application using Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Abdulhalim Twahir

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Fluid-structure Interaction and Multidisciplinary Design Analysis Optimization of Composite Wind Turbine Blade, Naishadh G. Vasjaliya

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Investigation of Pulse Detonation Engines; Theory, Design and Analysis, Jeff Vizcaino

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Numerical Analysis and Theory of Oblique Alfvenic Solitons Observed in the Interplanetary Magnetic Field, Harry Raphael Wheeler IV

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Measuring Acoustic Attenuation of Polymer Materials Using Drop Ball Test, Yi Zhang